Schools in South Sudan to be shut down for flouting covid-19 protocols

South Sudan’s Education Minister Awut Deng Acuil says schools that violate the Covid-19 public health protocols will be shut down.

This comes after some schools were inspected and found to not observe the set safety measures such as social distancing.

Acuil cited the rising coronavirus cases in neighbouring countries as the reason why school administrators need to enforce all regulations.

Moreover, She directed that classes be split into small sizes to enable learners observe social distancing.

She also appealed to parents to ensure the guidelines are being followed in schools.

This comes as South Sudan recorded 3,285 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday and 89 related deaths, taking the toll to 57,063.

Of the 89 deaths, 25 were reported in Gauteng, 23 in the Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, 17 in Limpopo, four in the Northern Cape, and one each in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

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